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Beautiful Morocco

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Let us take you on a journey into health, magic and happiness! Our biggest goal is to impact and inspire people way beyond the experience of our one-week retreat of relaxation and rejuvenation.

We combine invigorating morning yoga flows with relaxing restorative sessions and fresh plant-based meals made with local, organic ingredients based on holistic nutrition principles which will leave you feeling your best possible self!

All packed in a week full of yoga, fun, adventure, Moroccan/Desert culture and connection!

Come join us for a few magical days on the majestic Sahara Desert that will leave you inspired, empowered, and recharged. This program includes day trips, many activities, Nutrition and Essential Oil workshops, daily yoga and meditation, and much more!

 

You will meet like-minded people, feel recharged and fall in love with the beauty of the desert a unique experience!

In the Sahara we will

 
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Daily Itinerary

 

In this adventurous retreat we will do yoga daily at sun rise and sunset as we travel through the Merzouga Desert, the best part of Sahara!

The style of yoga will be Ashtanga/Hatha, slow paced , repetitious movements connected to your ujjayi breath that will help you to be aware of your body and bring you in the present moment. The magic of the desert will help even more!

The goal is that you will go home developed in your own practice which will bring you always back to the peace of the desert.

There will also be some holistic health talking where you can ask anything you may be curious about, so you can learn and incorporate something healthy into your daily routine.

Enjoy a tour of the Merzouga Desert and discover the high dunes of Erg Chebbi.

 

Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi -N-Tichka Atlas Mountain – Ait Benhaddou kasbah – Dades Valley/Gorges :

Depart at 08:00 from Marrakech to Dades valley via the High Atlas mountains passing through Tizi n’Tichka in the high Atlas Mountains, we will stop in a women cooperative of organic Argan oil we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, we will get the chance to visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah when have a lunch here. as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. This Berber Kasbah which has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, after Ouarzazate we will continue to Dades valley, trough the Megoun valley of the roses and will stop in organic shop, Skoura (berber villages around the valley) we will spend the night in the Dades valley in a beautiful riad by the mountains dinner, breakfast and stay included...

 

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga (Night In Desert) :

After breakfast, we will go from the Dades gorges to the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud where we willl feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to Merzouga, will stop for lunch in some of the village along the way and will also go to a tipical shop of the desert where you are free to try all our dresses, maybe trying the henne' painting on your hands and take beautiful photos of it, after will head to the desert and our luxury camp between the dunes.

We will spend the night in a camp (Nomad berber tents) with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when we arrive at the camp we go to a high dune to see the sunset, we will spend the night in the Berber tent.

Day 3: Explore Sahara area

 A day all around the desert area and desert camp. After your breakfast, we leave the Camp to visit the Gnaoua village. They will play music with their authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua, we drive around sahara discovering what are its secrets, we go back to camp for Yoga & Camel Trek and Sand boarding, taking amazing pictures with the beautiful Sahara landscape and sunset a desert adventure through sand dunes. Dinner and live Berber music overnight in a camp

 

Day 4: Merzouga Dunes – the Sahara Desert – Berber Nomad Family – Riassani Market.

In the morning, after having breakfast we will have around 1 hour to reach our next destination : a small oasis with canalization, some trees and typical cultivated vegetables of the area, you will learn about the canalization history. After we will go to the market for shopping fresh food and spices we will get some also to bring to a real nomad camp where will cook and have a pick nick with them (or up to you we can have lunch in town and visit the nomads for a tea). On the way to the market will stop also to an organic dates shop with 18 different quality of dates the most local fruit you can find there and a hand made rugs and carpets shop. After we will head back to the camp for sunset yoga, then delicious dinner and music while you enjoy watching the stars.

 

Day 5: Free day options:

Stay at the camp and relax enjoy the Sahara Desert – Quad or 4x4 in the dunes- Paragliding over the dunes if you bring your own gear Sunrise yoga and after breakfast you can decide how to spend your free day There will be no tours or excursions this day, but we have few ideas for you in the morning: 1 hour quads ride in the dunes, or 4x4 ride in the dunes, or if you are experienced you can bring your gear tell us in advance before you leave for this trip and we will set you up for an amazing paragliding in the desert. If you feel you need a rest you can just chill at the camp, read, relax, take photos… If any of this options don’t suits you, you are responsible to organize your own day and activities, just make sure you will be back for sunset yoga and dinner. During the free day any activities is not included in the price, but if you have intrest in some just hit up us and will help you out with bookings and best prices.

 

Day 6: Day at 5 star hotel with swimming pool 

Spend the day at an amazing 5 star hotel and resort.

After the sunrise yoga and your breakfast we will drive you ina stunning Hotel with a swimming pool just by the dunes. You will have lunch included there, an holistic workshop (usually essentials oils) and your sunset yoga. Back to the camp for dinner and last night in the desert

 

Day 7: Sahara Desert - arfoud - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

 

  Early morning your '' Guide '' will wake you up to watch the sunrise from the dunes and then you’ll have your last sunrise yoga practice, breakfast and get ready to return by 4x4 to the Marrakech. Last day there will be no stop to see things, but of course for any of your needs and for a nice lunch spot which will be 1 hour and half. We will drop you any place you need in Marrakech and end your adventure.

What a wonderful retreat! I don't think I can say anything bad about it at all! The hosts were gracious and kind, knowledgeable and approachable, friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious!

Tania - Apr 11th, 2019

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Activities & Accommodations 

Our beautiful luxury camp, with stunning sunrises and sunsets, an unreal sky full of stars and lots of outside space to relax between the dunes is located in the middle of the Sahara Desert.

Included in your package
  •   Yoga daily practice

  • Private Tours activities in Sahara Desert in the day ( visit nomad, oasis ect...)

  • 2 cars 4x4 Comfortable Car Driver English Speaking

  • Fuel Berber music in the camp

  • 5 nights in Sahara Desert ( one in the hotel - 4 nights in the camp )

  • 1 night in Dades Gorges

  • Camel Trekking

  • Sand boarding in the dunes

  • Sunset and sunrise over the dunes

  • Sahara camp overnight stays (vegetarian breakfast & dinner included) 

  • 4x4 for luggage in Desert

  • Pick up / Drop off Hotel/Riad

 

Not Included:
  • Flights

  • Lunches/drinks when we do excursions to visit towns or village.

  • Sahara Desert
    Sun, Oct 09
    Sahara Desert
    Oct 09, 8:00 AM – Oct 15, 1:00 PM
    Sahara Desert, B.P5840 Marrakech 40000 – Morocco
    Enjoy a tour of the Merzouga desert & Yoga 🧘‍♂️ and discover the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. 7 Days of adventure through the Sahara with daily yoga practices and excursions in the desert.
  • Sahara Desert
    Tue, Nov 01
    Sahara Desert
    Nov 01, 8:00 AM – Nov 07, 8:00 PM
    Sahara Desert, B.P5840 Marrakech 40000 – Morocco
    Enjoy a tour of the Merzouga desert & Yoga 🧘‍♂️ and discover the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. 7 Days of adventure through the Sahara with daily yoga practices and excursions in the desert.
  • Sahara Desert
    Mon, 17 Oct
    Sahara Desert
    Mon, 17 Oct
    Sahara Desert, B.P5840 Marrakech 40000 – Morocco
    Enjoy a tour of the Merzouga desert & Yoga 🧘‍♂️ and discover the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. 7 Days of adventure through the Sahara with daily yoga practices and excursions in the desert.
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